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FourPL engages prominent CIO Chris Fechner in advisory role



Appointment boosts supply chain and IT strategy

Aussie company FourPL has appointed Chris Fechner, a prominent CIO with strong experience in the Transportation and Rail industries, to a customer advisory role focussing on supply chain and IT strategy and governance.

Fechner has joined FourPL from Queensland Transport and Main Roads, where he worked as CIO having previously been with Queensland Rail where he oversaw the ICT program to legally and functionally separate QR Ltd into two companies. During this time, QR also won a Customer Awards from SAP for Best Visibility Project using event management to improve the coal billing process and delivering significant benefits to the company.

Anthony Hawkins, CEO, FourPL, says Fechner brings a customer CIO perspective to the business. “Chris brings a customer CIO perspective to our business and what we do. It reinforces our focus on building and delivering value to customers around through clear, practical roadmaps together with benefits identification and realisation programs.” said Anthony Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, FourPL.

Working with FourPL is a great opportunity to get across the leading edge of supply chain solutions, says Fechner.

“My long history in transport and logistics from both an operator's and regulator's perspective will bring an in-depth perspective on the customer side, enabling FourPL to better address CIO specific requirements. Above all, I am looking forward to sitting on the consultant's side of the table to hone my commercial skills around negotiation, strategy, and executive engagement in preparation for my next CIO challenge” he says